The Heat: Israel and Hamas reach ceasefire agreement

The Heat

Israel’s security cabinet voted unanimously in favor of a “mutual and unconditional” truce in Gaza. The agreement, proposed by Egypt, could bring to an end the fiercest fighting in decades. Israeli media reports the ceasefire is set to begin on Friday. The deal comes as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres accused both Israel and Hamas of war crimes during a special General Assembly meeting on Thursday.

Joining the discussion:

  • Omar Baddar is the former Deputy Director of the Arab American Institute.
  • Dan Arbell is a 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service and a Scholar-in-Residence at American University’s Center for Israeli Studies.
  • Yossi Mekelberg focuses on the Middle East and North Africa as a senior consulting research fellow at Chatham House. 
  • Khalil Jahshan is the head of the Arab Center here in Washington, D.C.
  • David Rubin is the former mayor of the Israeli settlement of Shiloh and author of “Confronting Radicals: What America Can Learn From Israel.”

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